As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on COVID responses, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting Opportunity International‘s blog post on supporting the financial institutions and social models which define the sector needs to be a priority for Governments and donors.


The COVID-19 crisis has already hit the poor hard, and will hit them harder. 

Microfinance Institutions are close to affected groups and provide an essential lifeline – but are themselves under threat as deposits fall and the poor struggle with repayments. Supporting the financial institutions and social models which define the sector needs to be a priority for Governments and donors. Opportunity International offers a three point plan: digitisation; financial support; and, above all, a platform so that the voices can be heard, of the poor, and those who work most closely with them.